Strategic Space by Manpreet Sethi
A Cautious and Conservative US Nuclear Posture Review
Manpreet Sethi · 10 Jan, 2023 · 5841
The much-awaited fifth
US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) was announced on 27 October
2022. It was published along with two
other documents: the National Defence Strategy and Missile
Defence Review. These three strategic reviews were relea ...
Emerging Missile Trends to Watch Out For
Manpreet Sethi · 25 Nov, 2022 · 5838
Traditionally, much of the
focus on missiles has been on those capable of delivery of weapons of mass destruction
(WMD). But, new missile trends are emerging. While missile technology is nearly 80 years old,
modern missiles have register ...
Observing 26 September in the Shadow of Nuclear Risks
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Sep, 2022 · 5831
26 September is observed every year as UN International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear
Weapons. The tradition has continued for nine years since the UN General
Assembly passed Resolution 68/32 as a
follow-up to its high-level m ...
India’s G20 Presidency in a Time of Global Political Fracture
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Aug, 2022 · 5827
In December this year, India
will assume presidency of the economic grouping, G20, which comprises major
developed and developing economies. For one year thereafter, New Delhi will be
in the driver’s seat. It is not expected to be an e ...
Living Dangerously: A New Nuclear Arms Race
Manpreet Sethi · 14 Jul, 2022 · 5823
A re-run of the nuclear arms race is staring
us in the face. And, it is taking place in new circumstances. Today’s nuclear reality
is starkly different from what the well-known nuclear strategist Thomas
Schelling had described in 2009. ...
Unchecked and Unaffected: North Korea’s Nuclear Capability Marches On
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Jan, 2022 · 5804
The first month of 2022 is not yet over and North
Korea has already conducted four missile test launches of varying ranges and
capabilities. The fireworks appear to have started quite early this year. By contrast, in
2021, Pyongyang’s ...
From Bangladesh to Balakot: The Impact of Nuclear Weapons on India-Pakistan Dynamics
Manpreet Sethi · 14 Dec, 2021 · 5799
Swarnim Vijay Varsh was celebrated throughout 2021 to mark 50 years of India’s
victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war. The three services commemorated their
successes: the Indian Air Force’s achievement of complete air superiority, ...
North Korea’s Missile Missives: Is President Biden Listening?
Manpreet Sethi · 29 Sep, 2021 · 5788
President Biden’s administration concluded its North Korea policy review in May 2021. It recommended a calibrated, practical approach towards Pyongyang—somewhere
between a grand bargain and strategic patience. However, since then, many ...
NPT RevCon Rescheduled to 2022: Use the Time to Build Bridges
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Aug, 2021 · 5782
The Non-Proliferation Treaty
(NPT) undergoes a review conference (RevCon) every five years. In the current
cycle, this was planned for April-May 2020. Due to the pandemic, it had to be
re-scheduled to January 2021, then to August 2021, a ...
Nuclear Deterrence and Stability in South Asia: The Inadequacies of a Regional Lens
Manpreet Sethi · 12 Jul, 2021 · 5775
recent report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS),
London, on how to stabilise the nuclear situation in South Asia, adds to a long
list of offerings by well-meaning strategic analysts and think-tanks from